Well; hi, there! Do you like to poem? Yes? No?
Either way, you’re in the right place. This here’s The Weekly Terrible Poetry Contest. We’ve been in business for 26 weeks. Check out the somewhat informative post on terrible poeting for some tips and tricks, then read this week’s specifics:
- Topic: Engineering fails. You can write a lament dedicated to an actual, catastrophic, historic fail; or limerick about a fanciful one.
- Keep the Length between 9 and 199 words.
- Rhyming is purely optional, but intentional misuse is always a great way to destroy a potentially great poem.
- Most of all, write terribly! I want the engineers studying failures throughout history to read over your creation, shake their heads, and unanimously declare your poem to be the worst disaster the world has ever experienced.
- Keep the wording at a G-rating, for the impressionable members of the research team.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MST next Friday (May 24) to submit a poem.
If you wish a week’s worth of anonymity, use the form. Leave me a comment saying that you did as well, so we are sure it was submitted.
To be more social, include your poem or a link to it in the comments.
Whatever you do, have fun!